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Fukushima operator gets first safety approval since 2011 disaster

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant cleared a major regulatory hurdle today to restart two reactors in Japan, its first since the 2011 tsunami sparked the worst atomic accident in decades.

Oct 04, 2017, 13:57 PM IST

Japan government not responsible for Fukushima: Court

In June, three former TEPCO executives went on trial, the only people ever to face a criminal court in connection with the disaster.

Sep 22, 2017, 13:19 PM IST
Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster

Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster

A massive tsunami triggered by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake smashed into the Fukushima Daiichi power plant on Japan`s northeastern coast on March 11, 2011.

Mar 17, 2017, 15:31 PM IST

Japan: Containing Fukushima's radioactive water may be 9-year fight

After battling radioactive water leaks for five years at Japan's crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, the utility that ran it says it will need another four to finish the job.

Mar 08, 2016, 17:30 PM IST

Fukushima dumps first batch of once-radioactive water in sea

Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant today began releasing previously contaminated water into the sea, but the man tasked with preventing another meltdown warned other highly radioactive fluid still stored on site could pose a major threat.

Sep 14, 2015, 19:22 PM IST
Fukushima nuclear accident has left deep mental scar on locals

Fukushima nuclear accident has left deep mental scar on locals

Traumatised locals in Fukushima still spend sleepless nights even as Japan re-started last month one of its fifty nuclear plants that have been shut down after the massive atomic disaster in 2011.

Sep 07, 2015, 12:38 PM IST

Fukushima operator says 20 tons of rubble lifted from reactor

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said it has removed a 20-ton piece of rubble from a destroyed reactor in what it called a "major step forward" in decommissioning.

Aug 03, 2015, 16:45 PM IST

Japan under-estimated Fukushima tsunami risk: IAEA

Japanese regulatory authorities and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, failed to implement adequate safeguards at the plant before the 2011 tsunami despite being aware of the risks, the International Atomic Energy Agency has said.

May 25, 2015, 15:36 PM IST

Japan considers evaporation, storage of tritium-laced Fukushima water

 Japan is considering evaporating or storing underground tritium-laced water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant as an alternative to releasing it into the ocean, Tokyo Electric Power Co`s chief decommissioning officer told Reuters on Wednesday.

Apr 08, 2015, 16:48 PM IST

Japan's nuclear cleanup stymied by water woes

More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key tasks such as preparing for the dismantling of the broken reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods.

Nov 13, 2014, 13:42 PM IST

Fukushima operator TEPCO posts solid mid-term profit

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant posted a solid mid-term pre-tax profit on Friday, despite not restarting idle nuclear reactors or hiking electricity rates.

Oct 31, 2014, 19:18 PM IST

Japan nuclear plants not affected by strong quake

 Japan Atomic Power Co and Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) reported no irregularities at their three nuclear plants in eastern Japan following a magnitude 5.6 quake that hit north of Tokyo on Tuesday.

Sep 16, 2014, 11:20 AM IST

Fukushima operator to compensate victim in suicide law suit, won't appeal

The operator of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant said on Friday it won`t appeal against a court ruling that it was responsible for the suicide of a woman who became depressed after the 2011 disaster, adding it would pay USD 465,400 in compensation.

Sep 05, 2014, 15:01 PM IST

Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay

Workers employed in decommissioning the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are to sue operator Tokyo Electric Power and some subcontractors, demanding millions of yen in unpaid danger money, their lawyer said today.

Sep 02, 2014, 14:14 PM IST

Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay

Workers employed in decommissioning the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are to sue operator Tokyo Electric Power and some subcontractors, demanding millions of yen in unpaid danger money, their lawyer said Tuesday.

Sep 02, 2014, 10:06 AM IST

Fukushima operator unveils newest tainted-water plan

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Thursday unveiled a plan to dump scrubbed water directly into the ocean, sparking concerns over whether it would be properly decontaminated.

Aug 07, 2014, 12:59 PM IST

Indian priest faces deportation for molesting girl in US

An Indian-origin priest has been sentenced to 25 years of supervised probation and faces deportation for sexually molesting a 12-year-old girl in the US state of Minnesota, local media reported.

May 05, 2014, 08:53 AM IST

In post-Fukushima policy test, Japan town rallies for nuclear re-start

On the main road leading from the Sendai nuclear plant in southern Japan, a construction crew is laying down asphalt to widen the evacuation route in the event of a future disaster.

Apr 14, 2014, 09:56 AM IST

Fukushima worker dies after accident: Plant operator

A worker at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan died in hospital Friday after being buried in earth and rubble while digging a hole at the site, the facility’s operator said.

Mar 28, 2014, 13:23 PM IST

Fukushima operator halts water decontamination system

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Wednesday it has temporarily shut down a decontamination system that scrubs radiation-tainted water used to cool damaged reactors.

Mar 19, 2014, 13:51 PM IST